Etsy is known as a place for personal touches. That little extra done in thanks of your customer. And part of that starts with the packaging.
Every so often I see a new thread talking about how one "should" package their items, and of course there are differing views on what the best way is. But as long as it gets to your customer, with nothing damaged, and makes your customer happy, then it is the right way for you.
Today I thought I would share my way of packaging, and some of the reasons why I do it this way.
Here are the parts of my package.
1. Size 0 Padded Mailer
2. Invoice and Paypay Label
3. Bubble Wrap Sheet (1/2 if using large bubble)
4. Curling Ribbon
5. Business Card
6. Mini Thank You Card
7. Purchased Item
Since I usually send my earrings on earring cards, I will place both the earrings and my business card into the bubble wrap and roll them up as seen below. Once rolled I tape the edge down.
This process protects the earrings in bubble wrap, but it also provides the ability to make my mailer thicker without increasing the weight too much. This allows me to ship packages "First-Class" US mail rather than Priority Mail and saves on shipping cost.
Once the package is rolled up, I tie the curling ribbon around it.
This creates a pretty picture making it look like a gift. But it also secures the package in case the tape comes of during transport.
The final product: